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1/8/07 9:01 A

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I made a new sticky topic of English Channel, Individual Contest, 42 miles today!

We'll be swimming across the narrowest point. This will be fun! Looking forward to seeing you there!

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4/19--157
5/18--150
7/07/12=6th anniversary
2012--lost 12 lbs this year!!!
1/04/13--149 :-)
4/11/13--147
5/28/13--145
9/29/13--138 50 lbs
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1/7/07 2:33 P

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Hey Guys!

Due to not being able to find some where to start this challenge I created a team for us to join and swim the EC. I posted the rules too, as someone else said swimming 150 miles is a lot to swim on our own so I changed it to a group challenge, that is we will be tracking our miles as a group so we can complete the challenge in a more realistic time frame. I also didn't called it the EC Challenge so we can keep on adding goals once we finish with this one. I called it SWIMMING AROUND THE GLOBE so when we finish we can pick another place to "go" swimming.

Anyone who's ready and willing to try something new, pls drop by and join me in this challenge. You can post any suggestions or questions in there at the dedicated tread "Q&A".

See you in there!

Aldana

Edited by: ALDANA at: 1/7/2007 (14:35)
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PRINCESSNYONYA Posts: 226
1/2/07 8:35 A

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That sounds good to me. We could do a return trip or else it could be the first swim in a series of swims. There's a Canadian gal who did swim crossing in 5 different locations. We could do the same 5. I could try to find the infomation if anyone's interested.

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1/1/07 7:44 A

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I thought that the channel was only 22 miles because most people complete it in under 10 hours?
Are we just swimming one route from Dover to Cap Gris Nes? I am confuzzled emoticon
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12/28/06 8:34 A

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i am not sure who you are responding too but the idea to swim the English Channel came from one of members on the swim team. however, my post was singly informative. i saw the information too.

do you know what are new year challenge will be? has anyone decided? emoticon

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12/27/06 4:39 P

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Here's the information on the English Channel.

It is about 563 km (350 mi) long and at its widest is 240 km (150 mi). The Strait of Dover is the narrowest part of the channel, being only 34 km (21 mi) from Dover to Cap Gris Nez, and is located at the eastern end of the English Channel, where it meets the North Sea.

What are you thinking about how we can make this a challenge?

185 on my fourth anniversary of July 7, 2010
Joined weight watchers on 10/18/10 @ 188.0/after multiple 17 week passes took a break on 2/11/12
Weight Loss in 2011--24 lbs.
01/01/12--162.0
02/08/12--159
Plan to lose 12 lbs in 2012
4/19--157
5/18--150
7/07/12=6th anniversary
2012--lost 12 lbs this year!!!
1/04/13--149 :-)
4/11/13--147
5/28/13--145
9/29/13--138 50 lbs
1/13/14--131.5
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BYEPOUNDS's Photo BYEPOUNDS Posts: 6,224
12/24/06 10:37 A

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ok, so the englsh channel is somewhere between 20 something and 350 miles that's alot!

185 on my fourth anniversary of July 7, 2010
Joined weight watchers on 10/18/10 @ 188.0/after multiple 17 week passes took a break on 2/11/12
Weight Loss in 2011--24 lbs.
01/01/12--162.0
02/08/12--159
Plan to lose 12 lbs in 2012
4/19--157
5/18--150
7/07/12=6th anniversary
2012--lost 12 lbs this year!!!
1/04/13--149 :-)
4/11/13--147
5/28/13--145
9/29/13--138 50 lbs
1/13/14--131.5
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12/23/06 6:16 P

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i just read that the English Channel is 350 miles. if we swim 350 miles that will be a great challenge.

how long will it take us to swim 350 miles? emoticon we would have to swim .98 miles per day. what will be the challenge. emoticon

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